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Thailand rejects liability in tsunami suit

[JURIST] Responding to a lawsuit filed Friday [JURIST report] in New York by survivors of the December 26 tsunami, a spokesman for the Thailand Foreign Ministry [official website] said Tuesday that his country rejected any legal liability arising from the disaster. "Thailand and its government agencies did not fail to perform their duties...The disaster was a force majeure that could not possibly have been predicted. The tsunami was a phenomenon never experienced before in Thailand." A major tidal wave had not hit the country for 300 years, according to officials. Reuters has more.

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